Twitter Knew About Haloti Ngata Trade Before Lions Head Coach
By now it is pretty common place for "leaks" to occur in the NFL when it comes to a player's pending contracts and roster move. The most recent example being the news of former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman, Haloti Ngata's trade to the Detroit Lions hitting Twitter before head coach Jim Caldwell was officially informed.
According to President Tom Lewan, the team was still in the process of informing the teams front office personnel when news of the trade began trending on social media.
Lewan told The Detroit Times: "We hadn't even told Jim yet, and we're on the phone to Bill Ford Jr, letting him know the trade was finalized. And it pops up on Twitter as we're telling the owner we had finalized the deal"
The funniest part of the whole story is the fact that Caldwell's players, friends and family probably knew about the Lions newest defensive weapon before he did. Just another reminder that no information is safe from the ever growing reach of online sports media amd journalists.
Ngata was brought to the Lions to fill the vacancy left by Ndamukong Suh's departure to play for the Miami Dolphins. Ngata is a proven playmaker with the ability to change the course of a game. He is a quaterbacks worst nightmare. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 12th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played nine seasons in Baltimore including the 2012 Super Bowl XLVII winning season.
In his career, Ngata has racked up 445 tackles, 25.5 quarterback sacks, fiinterceptions, six forced fumbles, and five trips to the Pro Bowl.